Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor has a new name for the UFC roster. According to the Irishman, this young prospect is ‘UFC ready’ and a ‘Future Star.’ And as anybody following him on social media will witness, ‘Mystic Mac’ is leaving no stone unturned to promote his prodigy.
Ever since sustaining a gruesome leg injury at UFC 264, Conor McGregor is yet to make his octagon comeback. But despite this absence, he remains as popular as ever. With millions of followers on social media and a reach that is second to none, McGregor’s influence can catapult anyone’s career. So who is the fighter who has got this blessing from the Irishman?
Conor McGregor Promotes a New Star for the UFC
Recently, Conor McGregor has been actively promoting a young fighter who, according to the Irishman, is a star in the making. For those wondering, this young athlete is bantamweight fighter Bakhromjon Ruziev, aka ‘Baha’. Recently, the two men were seen together in an Instagram video that is going viral all over the internet. The video seems to be taken inside a gym after what looks like a training session. In the small clip, McGregor says:
“Uzbekistan, what’s up? It’s ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor. I am here with your future MMA star, Bakhrom. This guy is fast, elusive, hardworking, and a future star. Let’s go, Bakhrom. Let’s go, Uzbekistan.”
With a net worth of more than GBP 200 million, McGregor is undoubtedly the richest athlete to ever embrace the octagon. Sure, his fighting career has made a great contribution to his fortune. But the Dublin native also has some big ventures outside his MMA career. Apart from the famous Proper Twelve, McGregor also runs a talent Paradigm Sports, which manages multiple fighters, including Bakhromjon Ruziev.
For anybody wondering, Ruziev is currently undefeated in his professional career with a record of 4-0. The fighter hails from Uzbekistan and his physical attributes are not available publicly. Nicknamed as ‘Baha’, his last fight came for Centurion FC in Dubai, which he won via stoppage in the second round. The fighter is currently based in the United Arab Emirates and is ranked 62nd among 269 active Middle East Pro Bantamweights.
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